Chile has been chosen as a prime location for internationally expanding music festivals for many years now, and 2013 is proving no different.
On February 22 and 23 at the Piscinas del Espacio Broadway on the outskirts of the capital, fans will be treated to the Chilean installment of one of the planet’s biggest electronic music events.
Ultra Music Festival has experienced astounding growth since its inaugural event in 1999. First launched in Miami, Florida, the festival went from audiences of a few thousand to bringing in a mammoth crowd of 165,000 partygoers to this year’s festival.
In 2012, the festival went international, hitting every continent, from Seoul, South Korea, to Ibiza, Spain, and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Each festival proved a huge success, and next year Ultra Music’s relentless momentum is being taken to São Paulo, Brazil, and of course, Santiago, Chile.
The U.S. version has attracted some of electronic music’s biggest names, including Fatboy Slim, David Guetta, Deadmau5, and Skrillex. Stay tuned for a full setlist, though in the meantime this taster of confirmed acts for Ultra Music Chile is sure to cause huge excitement among electro fans…
DJ Armin van Buuren
Voted number one on DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJs four years running from 2007-10 and again in 2012, Dutch DJ Armin van Buuren has well established his seat in the pantheon of trance legends. His weekly radio show “A State of Trance” has 25 million weekly listeners in 26 countries. Van Buuren will play Ultra Music Chile on February 22.
DJ Carl Cox
Also playing that day will be DJ Carl Cox. Born in Barbados and raised in Britain, Cox has cut a dominant figure in the techno scene since his first single in 1991. Having had his own stage at the event for years now, Cox is vintage Ultra Music Fest.
At the age of 23, Swedish DJ Avicii has achieved what many DJs would be happy to accomplish in a lifetime. Ranked sixth on DJ Magazine’s Top 100 DJs in 2011, and coming in at number three the following year, this newcomer has already been nominated for a Grammy as well as having a track sampled by pop sensation Leona Lewis.
Fronted by DJ Jeffrey Sutorius and established in 2007, Dutch progressive-trance project Dash Berlin already has a bookshelf full of International Dance Music Awards. Along with Avicii, Dash Berlin will play on February 23.
Tickets for both days range from US$95 (CLP46,000) to US$200 (CLP96,000), while individual days can be purchased from US$68 (33,000) to US$125 (CLP60,000).
To keep track of the setlist, and for more information on directions and ticketing, visit the Ultra Music Chile website.